What has gone wrong with American democracy?

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Even a notorious pimp was inspired to associate himself with the head of state by calling himself “The Trump of Pahrump”, and got elected to Nevada’s state assembly after death. What has gone wrong with American democracy? What urgent actions should be taken to rectify the flaws and improve the democratic system?

Nevada ruled from the grave
 
Mar 2013
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Not the first time a dead man was elected. I remember many years ago a candidate for congress in Mississippi died in a plane crash not long before the election. He STILL WON !!!
 
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Sep 2018
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What has gone wrong with American democracy?

Rank And File Democrats
Un-Wittingly Started Voting For Liberals That Are Actually Destructive Alinskyites
If You Are Old Enough
You Saw The Overthrow Of The Democratic Party In Chicago, 1968
I Was Only 11, And I Could See It
Their First Open Socialist Was George McGovern 1972
I Was Only 15, And I Knew What He Was Too
 
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People probably voted for the pimp as the none of the above to force a special election.

Democracy is fine in America. The political parties are out of control. It would be nice to have a House of Representatives closer to 1,000 members to drastically cut the size of districts with a Congress operating on a new set of procedural rules that allow votes to be done electronically over a week or so. It would lock out changes, give Members time to contemplate, the public time to object, etc etc.
 
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The problem is the constitution, it's been gamed, the gimmicks they put in in it back in the 1700's are no match for today's bamboozlers.
It needs a rewrite, but that's nearly impossible, so we just have to wait for a serious collapse to shock the nation into action.
 
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The problem is the constitution, it's been gamed, the gimmicks they put in in it back in the 1700's are no match for today's bamboozlers.
It needs a rewrite, but that's nearly impossible, so we just have to wait for a serious collapse to shock the nation into action.
It needs to be enforced, not rewritten. Civil and individual rights frustrate the Hell out of Democrats. They deal with groups, the collective. That is a Communist principle. That is why people are going to re-elect Trump.
 
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Well republican propaganda is very effective.

They labeled the democrats the party of the minorities. No self respecting white working class man is going to vote for that!

Somehow the republican propaganda machine convinced the working/middle class that their policies were good for them. Nothing could be further from the truth.